Calling all Gunters! The past few years have seen a growing number of scholarly interventions on Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One (2011), exploring topics that range from his portrayal of dys/utopias (see Nordstrom, Ue) to his use of Pac-Man as a metaphor (Ue and Munday), and from Cline’s treatment of masculinity (Condis) to his invocation of Arthurian romance (Aronstein and Thompson). In 2018, the novel was adapted into a critically and commercially successful hit, earning an Academy Award nomination.
March 28th, 2020-West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia
English Graduate Student Union Conference
Though the land be good, you cannot have an abundant crop without cultivation —Plato
DHARTI Twitter Conference: Innovating for DH in India
contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Innovating for DH in India, the first DHARTI Twitter Conference, will take place January 19th, 2020.
DHARTI is an initiative to bring together scholars engaged in digital practices in the arts and humanities with India being a point of reference. In its earlier avatar DHARTI was the Digital Humanities Alliance of India (DHAI). The first Digital Humanities Conference of India, organised jointly by IIM Indore and IIT Indore and was held at IIM Indore in 2018.
Transatlantic Studies Association
19th Annual Conference
Centre for International Studies, ISCTE-IUL, Lisbon
6-8 July 2020
Call for Papers
Submissions are invited for the 2020 Annual Conference
Professor Andrew Moravcsik (Princeton University)
“Why meeting NATO’s 2% target would make Europe (and the West) less secure”
The fifteenth annual conference of the British Society for Literature and Science will be held at the University of Sheffield from Wednesday 15 April until Friday 17 April 2020.
Keynote speakers will be Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell (Oxford), Professor Martin Willis (Cardiff), and Professor Angela Wright (Sheffield).
The BSLS invites proposals for 20-minute papers, panels of three papers, or special roundtables on any subjects within the field of science (including medicine and technology), and literatures in the broadest sense, including theatre, film, and television.
After the success of the Folk Horror in the Twenty First Century conference hosted by Falmouth University, we are holding another related conference in 2020.
The present is dark. With the rise of right-wing populism, global migrations and immigrations, continued violence, abuse and crime, prejudice and intolerance, there is increasing anxiety about the future. The Earth itself is under threat from environmental catastrophe and a mass extinction event is anticipated. The collapse of society, morality, and the environment was often also feared in the past, particularly in Gothic, horror and dystopian fictions and texts. What were the monsters of the past? What are our monsters now?
Seeking paper abstracts for the panel “Supernatural Visions” at the British Women Writers Conference (BWWC) in Forth Worth, Texas, from March 5-7, 2020. The panel organizer invites submissions that analyze works by 18th- and 19th-century women writers that explore ghost-seeing, supernatural visions, and the invisible. In recent years, scholars such as Shane McCorristine, Srdjan Smajic, and Sarah Willburn have explored the significance of ghost-seeing in England during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
*Extended Deadline* 31 December 2019
Call for papers: artciencia.com, Number 24&25 (January-December 2019) – Deadline extended (20th of December)
artciencia.com – journal of art, science and communication
For the forthcoming issue planned for February/March 2020, the editors of artciencia.com invite essays and artwork with original approaches to the topics of Art and Education, History, Aesthetics, and/or Technology, in Cinema, Literature, Music, Video Art, Theatre, Performance, Photography, New Media, Painting, etc., as well as e-Learning, English Studies, Law and Communication Sciences.
Graduate Center for Literary Research Annual Conference Call for Papers
April 18-19, 2020
McCune Conference Room, HSSB
As climate change has become a central topic of discussion, laced with the uncertainty of tomorrow, the UCSB Graduate Center for Literary Research invites scholars from a variety of disciplines to reframe their conversations with a focus on this ubiquitous topic as it has been interpreted in literary fiction, as well as within the arts.
Conference Dates: April 10-11 at the University of Alabama in Huntsville (Huntsville, AL)
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Heather Houser (University of Texas at Austin)
Practices of Hope
About Place Journal seeks poetry, creative nonfiction, fiction, art, and hybrid forms (including video, digital storytelling, sound, performance documentation, etc.) for our themed issue, PRACTICES OF HOPE. We want to showcase creative practices as activist tools, ways of making change, as well as forms that can bring people together. How can creative practice allow us to feel and act differently? How can we invent new appreciation of and new embodiment practices for humans and other fellow creatures? What can ‘speculative’ or ‘non-realist’ forms mean, and how can we make them resonant for eco-arts?
The 2020 First Book Institute
May 31-June 6, 2020
Hosted by the Center for American Literary Studies (CALS) at Pennsylvania State University
Sean X. Goudie, Director of the Center for American Literary Studies and Winner of the MLA Prize for a First Book
Priscilla Wald, R. Florence Brinkley Professor of English and Women’s Studies, Duke University, and Co-Editor of American Literature
CALL FOR PAPERS
Cosmopolitan Aspirations in English-Speaking Cinema and Television
26th Annual SERCIA Conference
Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain
September 2-4, 2020
Stony Brook University
32nd Annual English Graduate Conference
February 28, 2020
MAKING COMMUNITY IN CONTEMPORARY IRISH ARTS
University of Rennes 2, France, 4-5 June 2020
Translation Review is a peer-reviewed journal committed to publishing the best new scholarship on all aspects of literary translation studies. Each issue highlights a translator in an interview and features articles and essays on the history, practice, and theory of translation, as well as translations of contemporary international writers into English.
Please see instructions for authors available at the link:
Experience: Identity, Society, and Culture
Southwest Humanities Symposium , February 20-22
Submission Deadline: Extended to December 20, 2019
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Phillip Carter, Florida International University
Theorizing about the body has never been more urgent than in our current era of climate change. Stacy Alaimo has compellingly argued that “potent ethical and political possibilities emerge from the literal contact zone between human corporeality and more-than-human nature.” In the decade or so since she first penned those words, these ethical and political possibilities have become even more urgent, and the borders of the contact zones themselves have become more blurred. Climate change has had increasingly intimate corporeal implications (especially in the Global South), and the widening gap between the rich and the poor has only exacerbated these matters, as has the global rise in right-wing extremism.
Kritika Kultura invites interested scholars to submit manuscripts to a Forum Kritika on Spanish Literature on the Philippines, guest edited by Rocío Ortuño Casanova of University of Antwerp (Belgium). Selected papers will be published in the August 2021 issue of Kritika Kultura (ISSN: 1656-152x), an international peer-reviewed journal indexed in, among others, the Arts and Humanities Citation Index (Clarivate), EBSCO, and Scopus.
Call for Papers
The Latina/o/x Literature & Culture Society
of the American Literature Association
31st Annual Conference: May 21-24, 2020
Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, CA
Deadline: January 31, 2020
"African Perceptions of the Black Diaspora"
It is not surprising that the diaspora, in its representations of the origin seeks to establish and maintain the links with the dreamed motherland for everything leads to think that the place left, voluntarily or because of political, historical and even natural contingencies, do not leave the diasporic subject. Confronted with an in-between situation, his creative work articulates different identities, opposing cultures and a vague memory of the origin. But how does this origin think and represent its diaspora? This is the central question of this anthology, essentially dedicated to Africa.
Call for papers for a special issue of ESQ to explore the work of Lydia Sigourney and Her Contemporaries. This issue will be devoted to essays addressing the question of Sigourney within the context of her contemporaries. We welcome new essays discussing her work in the context of other major authors or exploring her role in the historical context from a variety of critical approaches including formalist, theoretical, historical and pedagogical.
What is the place and role of the voice in academic literary inquiry? How is orality treated in disciplinary and institutional contexts which identify most closely with text-based practices? How do we think of the relationships between orality and textuality without subscribing to a progressivist or evolutionary model that privileges text over voice? How is the voice and vocal performance treated and represented in literature? How do the voices of the translator, editor, critic, reader, and student of literature intersect to create literary disciplinary discourse?
CFP: 2019 Siegel McDaniel Award for Graduate Research on Philip Roth
The annual Siegel/McDaniel Award, sponsored by the Philip Roth Society, recognizes high-quality graduate student papers written within the past year on any aspect of Philip Roth’s work.
We recommend that faculty encourage their students to submit papers, and we welcome submissions from Roth Society members and non-members alike.
Eligible graduate students should submit a clean copy of their 10-15 page essay, double-spaced, in 12 point Times New Roman font to Maggie McKinley, the Philip Roth Society Program Director, at email@example.com.
Vampires are a phenomenon that have captivated humans since ancient times, and continue to globally fascinate different target audiences. From vampires in early Chinese traditions to their depiction in early poems such as “The Vampire” by Heinrich August Ossenfelder, to Lord Byron’s “The Vampyre”, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, to vampires in more recent TV series and movies, this creature has not only evoked fear and horror but has also embodied both anxieties as well as desires of the culture and time in which it was created. Consequently, as vampire narratives today have started to go beyond the realms of horror, sometimes even turning the vampire into romantic heroes, they bring new insights to current issues across various fields.
CALL FOR PAPERS:
TRANSITIONS AND TRANSACTIONS V: TEACHING LITERATURE AMONG THE ARTS
We invite community college faculty to submit paper and panel proposals for the fifth Transitions and Transactions conference presented by the English Department at Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY on April 24-25, 2020. The Transitions and Transactions conference is dedicated to helping community college instructors flourish and excel as we envision, invent and expand our ideas of teaching given the demands of the community college population, the challenges and constraints specific to our profession, and the pressures of our particular historical moment.
Screening Stephen King Symposium - FMC, University of Portsmouth
Round Table with Invited Panellists: Stacey Abbott (University of Roehampton),Simon Brown (Kingston University) and Lorna Jowett (University of Northampton)
May 1, 2020
Call for chapters for edited book
deadline for abstract submissions: February 27, 2020
deadline for full manuscript submissions: March 30, 2020
(Minimum word limit: 4000 words, MLA 8th Style of Writing)
Religion in South Asian Fictions to be edited by Sk Sagir Ali, Goutam Karmakar and Nasima Islam
Call for Papers
Situations: Cultural Studies in the Asian Context Fall 2020 Issue
A SCOPUS-indexed International Journal
“The Personal and the Political in Contemporary North Korean Culture and Cinema”